What to expect during your visit to Sheffield Park

Camellias in spring at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

The garden is open daily between 10am - 5pm. To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Sheffield Park in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. To help make the most of your visit and understand the changes we have made, please find some useful information below.

Booking and arrivals

If you are visiting the gardens please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.  Book your Sheffield Park tickets here

Tickets are available every Friday for the week ahead.

When you book your visit, you will need to choose a 30 minute arrival time for the day you wish to visit. Please book one ticket per person, except for children under 5 who don't need a ticket. Members may book for free and non-members will need to pay. 

The time slot that you choose is for your arrival time only. Please ensure that you arrive and enter the garden within your 30 minute time slot. Once in the garden, you can stay as long as you like.

Please wear a face covering as you pass through our reception and have your membership card to hand for our staff to scan. 

Staying safe

We have introduced a one-way entrance and exit to the garden. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you're here which explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

Facilities

Toilets

  • The toilets located near reception are open. This includes accessible toilets and baby changing.
  • Please wear face coverings when in the toilets (unless exempt).

Access for everyone
If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

Eating and drinking

The Coach House Café is open for a takeaways from 10am - 4.30pm serving cakes, bakes, sandwiches, soup and a hot one-pot meal for lunches. Outdoors seating is available outside the Coach House Café.

We've reorganised things to help keep everyone safe 
•    Please wear a face covering when in the café.
•    We are operating a one-way system throughout the Coach House.
•    We are currently only accepting card payments. 

In the garden The Shant is operating a takeaway service 10am - 4.30pm. Please check availability on arrival. We accept card payments only at the moment. 

Following government advice we have removed the seating in The Shant but please do feel free to find a quiet bench or picnic spot within the gardens. 

An ice cream cart is available on busy days. 

Shopping

Our shop, located next to reception, is open for the same hours as the gardens so do pop in for a browse. We stock a wide array of homeware, gifts and other seasonal ranges, alongside National Trust favourites. 

You will find our plant sales area just outside the reception building which is home to a large number of plants and gardening essentials plus a selection of the trees that bring such beautiful autumn colour to Sheffield Park.  

We've reorganised things to help keep everyone safe 
•    Please wear a face covering when in the shop and reception building.
•    We are operating a one-way system throughout the shop. 
•    We are limiting numbers to maintain social distancing
•    We are currently only accepting card payments. 

Our secondhand bookshop is now re-open and it has a new home in the Coach House Café building. From kids classics to cookbooks via works of fiction from the highbrow to the easy-read - there is something for everyone. 

Proceeds from the bookshop fund vital conservation projects across the estate so you can know that you are supporting Sheffield Park with every purchase. 
 

Parkland

The wider parkland with walks running down to the River Ouse remains open dawn to dusk.

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions below, if you require further information please email us at sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Can I bring my dog?
During this pre-booking phase, we have relaxed our dog rules for the garden, and you may bring your dog in any time slot as long as they remain on a lead for the duration of the visit. Assistance dogs welcome across the whole property.

Do I need a ticket for the parkland?
You don't need a ticket to visit the wider estate or to use the car park. You only need a ticket for entry to the garden.

Can I bring a picnic?
You may bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden or wider estate, but we ask that you please take your rubbish home with you.

Are mobility buggies available?
Yes, we do have two double and two single mobility buggies available to borrow. Due to limited availability they must be booked in advance by calling 01825 790 231. 

Can I bring a bike?
We do not allow pedal bikes in the garden. Balance bikes and children's scooters are allowed except on very busy days when we may ask you to leave them behind.

Views across the parkland at Sheffield Park
Views across the Sheffield Park parkland in East Sussex
Views across the parkland at Sheffield Park
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Please book ahead before visiting

Please book your visit to Sheffield Park and Garden in advance, if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.
Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We release tickets every Friday for the week ahead.
Please check the website before travelling for the latest information and follow government guidance on travel.
The car park and parkland are open and do not need to be booked.